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Herky the Turkey

A Thanksgiving poem

40 total reviews 
Comment from Ginda Simpson
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This is a fun, rhyming verse you have penned, recording Herky's demise. It is well-written, but I doubt it will keep anyone from their Thanksgiving feast. Gobble Gobble. Happy Thanksgiving.

 Comment Written 22-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 22-Nov-2023
    Thanks so much, Ginda. It's not going to keep me from enjoying Thanksgiving. You have a happy one too!
Comment from Chrissy710
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Ha ha Jim
A Turkey story, well told on meter and rhyme I did think you would let him live but no not to be Old Herkey met his match or even rack
Good story
Cheers Chris

 Comment Written 22-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 22-Nov-2023
    Thanks, Chris. Too many Thanksgiving poems let him live. I thought I'd mix it up a little.
Comment from Dawn Munro
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Hahahaha! Poor ol' turkey got a surprise of his own... I have to admit, that weird artwork you chose is what drew me in to read your poem, but now that I did, I enjoyed it tremendously. :))

 Comment Written 22-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 22-Nov-2023
    Why, thanks, Dawn. I superimposed that mask on top of a turkey picture to make that picture.
reply by Dawn Munro on 22-Nov-2023
    LOL -- it's great! So is the poem.
Comment from jake cosmos aller
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a masterful and moving poem about the turkey's plight. Here's two of my own you might enjoy....

BTW I'd love to feature this poem on my blog along with my Thanksgiving poem. let me know if that is okay with you. my blog is called the world according to cosmos.com

Turkey's Revolt - A Thanksgiving Dinner Nightmare

On Thanksgiving Day
The feast started late
The turkey was having a problem
He refused to go quietly
Into the oven

The turkey stood up
Screaming
What is wrong with you people?
You are going to burn me alive?

What have I done to you?
Why can't you just pardon me?

Like the President did
I mean, I am cuter than Peter Butter
And Jelly anyway

The turkey grabbed a knife
And killed the guests

Running out into the dark
Joining all the other
Suddenly woke turkeys

All screaming

"I am mad as hell
and not going to take it anymore
Death to all humans."

That was the day
that went down

As the Thanksgiving
Turkey revolt.



Another Thanksgiving Nightmare from Turkey's Point of View

Death to All Humans Turkey Screams

The big feast was ready
and the family
made its way
to the dinner table
when suddenly,
the turkey woke up,
jumping off the table
he picks up a knife
and attacks
and kills the family
screaming

"Death to all humans"
Ending the Thanksgiving Day
a feast for the family.

..



 Comment Written 21-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 21-Nov-2023
    Sure. I'd be happy to have you add it to this collection of gems, Jake.
reply by jake cosmos aller on 22-Nov-2023
    cool I will add it to my blog posting and send you a link. Can i use your bio photo and bio to go with the piece?
reply by the author on 22-Nov-2023
    Sure.
Comment from Douglas Goff
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Okay, first I laughed heartily at your notes. Second we raise chickens but have had turkeys. They are dumber than the chickens...by a neck.

This line cracked me up you witty Master Word Smith:

stupidity runs off the charts.

The rhymes were all done. The whole piece a treat! A sixer for me all day long!
D

 Comment Written 21-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 21-Nov-2023
    Thanks so much, D. High praise coming from a comic genius such as yourself! Thanks for the 6 too.
Comment from Sally Law
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This is a Thanksgiving treat and made my day. A flawless offering too, and served up right. Sending you my best today as always and a Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
Sal :))

 Comment Written 21-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 21-Nov-2023
    Thanks so much, Sally. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too.
Comment from nomi338
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What an amazing and amusing story. It has not an ounce but a full pound of wisdom in it. You must keep your clever plans to yourself. Divulging your brainstorm to a rival is equivalent to experiencing a brain fart. The end result will almost always lead to your downfall, placing you on someone's plate.

 Comment Written 21-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 21-Nov-2023
    Thanks, Nomi, for your great review and for the 6 stars too. It didn't even take industrial espionage; the silly turkey practiced in front of the whole barnyard! Have a great Thanksgiving.
Comment from Goodadvicechan
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Hekey is the Turkey who is destined to be people's feast.

Why is it a tradition to serve turkey on Thanksgiving day. Why is the turkey for being the feast for everyone?

I avoid eating Turkey on Thanksgiving.




 Comment Written 21-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 21-Nov-2023
    I guess it's traditional, dating back to the time of the pilgrims who likely served wild turkey at their Thanksgiving meals. Much better tasting than goose or duck, other common choices, although I'm told wild turkeys don't taste quite like today's farm-raised turkeys.
Comment from lyenochka
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Alas, poor Herky! I enjoyed your story in rhyme but I'm sad also. I think your story gives much more credence to the turkey's intelligence than what the turkey owner shared about the huddling turkeys in the sleet. However, it did make me think how community-oriented they are to suffer together. And that alone is enough to not read this to the kids as my grandson has become a vegetarian because of his love and respect for animals. But fish is alright so I'm baking salmon for him! Thanks for kicking off Thanksgiving week with your humorous post! Happy Thanksgiving!!

 Comment Written 21-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 21-Nov-2023
    Same to you, Helen. We won't be having turkey, unfortunately, this Thanksgiving because we are going to our daughter's house, and she doesn't like it (if you can believe it), and she'll be serving chicken instead.
reply by lyenochka on 22-Nov-2023
    Sorry to hear but oh well, my son-in-law and grandson don't eat meat so I'm making a side of salmon. 😊💞 (not that fish isn't meat but y'know.)
Comment from LJbutterfly
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This is a well rhymed, humorous Thanksgiving poem. After reading it, I still don't feel guilty. I'm going to cook and enjoy turkey regardless to how dumb Herky may have been. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your Herky Turkey.

 Comment Written 20-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 20-Nov-2023
    Thanks, Lorraine. Happy Turkey Day to you too!